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Wild Child (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  15 August 2008 (UK)
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

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Since Malibu brat Poppy Moore's mom passed away, she has pushed her rich, usually absent dad Gerry shamelessly. When his patience wears out, she's shipped off to her mother's former English boarding school for girls, Abbey Mount. On her first day she makes enemies of most dorm mates, especially dominant lacrosse school captain Harriet, and of staff disciplinarian Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school only appealing feature for her is Kingsley's dashing son Freddie. When the dream prince transfers his favor from ambitious, uptight Harriet to unruly Poppy, that changes everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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New Girl. New School. New Rules.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some coarse and suggestive content, sex references and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Diva adolescente  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$831 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

$19,780 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

The dance the Abbey Mount girls perform before the last part of the lacrosse Finale is a modified Haka, or "Maori war cry", as used by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. The first New Zealand rugby team to play overseas back in the late 19th century was the first to perform the Haka before their matches against the Australian teams to intimidate them. The Girls' Haka contains several of the present day's All Blacks' more aggressive Haka; Standing with knees bend while holding their arms bend over each other and their hands fisted, sticking out their tongue while yelling at the other team, slapping their elbows, thighs and chests, kneeling on one knee with a fist in the ground and their threatening facial expressions. See more »

Goofs

During Poppy's date with Freddy when she's driving the car, you can see a strip of blonde hair. But, earlier in the film Poppy and her friends are seen at a hair salon, and she has her hair dyed dark brown. Yet you never see it again at any other time. See more »

Quotes

Poppy: When the headgirl has earned my respect, then I will shake her hand, biatch!
Harriet: I'm sorry?
Poppy: Apology accepted.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with scrapbook cutouts of Poppy and her new life at Abbey Mount, later showing a clip of her and her new friends at Poppy's beach house in Malibu. See more »

Connections

References Shrek (2001) See more »

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Say it Right
Written by Nelly Furtado, Tim Mosley and Nate Hills
Performed by Nelly Furtado and Tim Mosley
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So bad it's bordering on genius.
10 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a 20 year old male and was roped in to seeing this with my girlfriend, and I'm glad for it. The film has an incredibly predictable storyline, the acting isn't great, most of it complete and utter non-sense and most of events in the film hold little to no purpose.

I've gave it a high rating, however, because I don't think I've laughed quite as much at a film as I have at this one for a long, long time. I think the phrase 'so genius it's bordering on madness' applies here: the film isn't good, but that's where it succeeds. It's one of those films that aren't meant to be taken seriously, and as such you can just relax, and have a laugh. I spent a good hour or so crying of laughter, and I could't even catch my breath during the "I'm Spartacus" motif in the 'Honour Court' -- unintended comedy genius.

While it's no Space Odyssey and has less character depth in the entire film than is seen in one minute of A Clockwork Orange, it is nevertheless worth the watch.


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